Weekly Green News Update for Week 33 (August 15 to 21), 2016


Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 33 (between August 15 to 21) 2016.

Minister inaugurates Van Mahotsav plantation drive

Delhi Minister of Environment and Forest Imran Hussain today inaugurated Van Mahotsav Plantation Drive at Mandoli Extension in Gokalpur Assembly Constituency.

NDMC’s clean-up plan keeps rag pickers out

The New Delhi Municipal Council smart city project may be striving to make the area appear even more spick and span, but it may not integrate waste pickers in the clean-up process.

Delhi HC stays NDMC’s move to demolish garbage dumps

THE DELHI High Court Wednesday issued a stay on an initiative of the New Delhi Municipal Council to demolish garbage dhalaos (collection points) in its jurisdiction as part of the “smart city” plan.

Hotel polluting Yamuna for 20 years: Delhi pollution control authority

Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) today claimed before Delhi High Court that a city hotel has been polluting the environment by discharging effluents into river Yamuna for the last two decades.

Delhi: NGT seeks report on rain water harvesting in govt buildings

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government and other agencies to prepare a comprehensive report on whether government buildings, bridges and flyovers have installed rain water harvesting systems and if they are functional.

NGT bans dumping of waste near school, issues notice to Municipal corporation

A plea alleging that reckless dumping of garbage and municipal solid waste near a school in East Delhi was causing health hazard to the children has prompted the National Green Tribunal to retrain authorities from throwing any waste in front of the school.

NDMC to make documentary on Lodhi Garden’s flora and fauna soon

Getting to know more about the Lodhi Garden and the flora and fauna in it will soon become that much easier.

CPCB opens bank account opened for depositing environment levy on diesel vehicles

Following the Supreme Court order last week lifting the ban on diesel vehicles with engine capacity above 2,000 cc in Delhi, the Union government has opened a bank account where the mandated environment protection charge (EPC) can be deposited.

41 Indian cities have bad air quality, CPCB survey finds

Is India’s pollution spiraling out of control?

Op clean Ganga down the drain: NGT

The efforts by the Centre and Uttar Pradesh to clean the Ganga have borne “zero” result, the National Green Tribunal said today, as it pulled them up and sought reports on the discharge of industrial waste in the river between Haridwar and Kanpur.

Adopt innovative steps to make Swachh Bharat a success: Experts

Innovation and technology adoption are required in various facets of sanitation, from cleaning of roads to management of waste, in order to make the Modi government’s flagship programme Swachh Bharat Mission a success, experts have said.

Huda City Centre food court: Metro to seek NOC from pollution board third time

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will apply for a no objection certificate from the Haryana State Pollution Control Board to run the food court in Huda City Centre Metro station on Monday. This will be the third time that the DMRC will apply for the certificate.

Leachate from defunct waste plant spreads in Aravalis

Top officials of the forest department inspected the closed Bandhwari waste treatment plant and its adjoining forest area, following complaints by environmentalists and residents that leachate from the WTP and its landfill site in the Aravalis flows out continuously, which may soon pollute groundwater of South Delhi, Gurgaon and Faridabad.

Shilpi Chakravarty

Shilpi Chakravarty is an environmental professional with a master's degree in environmental studies from the University of Delhi. She works to use her professional skills for making the planet a better place to live on.

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